Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

JET reports a Maryland judge ruled in favor of a transgender inmate who claims she was unfairly treated while incarcerated. [read more]

Preaching and Practicing Homophobia: Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and the Delman Coates Controversy

Preaching and Practicing Homophobia:
Controversy at Hampton University Ministers' Conference

by Ahmad Greene and Nyle Fort

“Whatever choices you make, always remember, choices have consequences,” Rev. Errol Gilliard, Pastor of the Greater Harvest… Read More

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The Infallibility of Miss Ann
(Or, the Last Rachel Dolezal Thinkpiece Ever)

by Jamilah Lemieux

If you were asked to close your eyes and think of racist violence against Black folks—White on Black crime, if you will—I’d… Read More


How Anti-Abortion Laws CriminalizeBlack Women

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On Saturday, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones of Albany, Georgia was arrested and held without bond at the Dougherty County jail on charges… Read More

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You Ain't the ONLY Woman:
The White Cis Grasp on Womanhood Is Failing

by Lesli-ann Lewis

Before Laverne Cox draped her gorgeous brown legs over a lucky sheet in a nude shoot for Allure, before “feminist”… Read More

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What You Must Know About Black Trans Women

by Elle Hearns

This year, there have been no less than 9 reported murders of trans women of color in the United States. You won’t find these… Read More

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Black Trans Women:
In the Crosshairs

by Don Terry

Tracy is a proud Black transgender woman, determined since childhood that, no matter the price, she would never pretend to be anything… Read More

Jeezy’s Juke Joint: Stripping Away Black Erasure, Literally.

Jeezy’s Juke Joint:
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by Rena McDaniel

Black bodies. This is a phrase we have come to know too well in association with words like “killed,” “beaten,”… Read More

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by Yamani Hernandez

Like other dedicated Shondaland viewers at the National Network of… Read More

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My Husband Took Our Money and Ran

My Husband Took Our Money and Ran

by Hyleia Kidd-McKnight

“I love you so much,” my husband  whispered in my ear that morning.  It was August 11, 2014.  “I… Read More


Twitter Chat on Emotional Justice and 'Toxic Masculinity'

by Esther Armah

Today we conclude part 3 of our ‘emotional justice’ conversation, inspired by the rift between Cornel West and Michael… Read More

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